Havana Film Festival Collateral Awards Ceremony

Edited by Catherin López
2023-12-16 23:29:35


Collateral prizes awarded at Havana Film Festival


Havana, Dec 16 (RHC) The Chilean films Los Colonos and La malquerida, and the Cuban film La mujer salvaje (The Wild Woman), led the collateral awards at the 44th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, which is entering its final stretch.

Chosen to inaugurate the film event, which will conclude next Sunday, Los Colonos, by Felipe Gálvez, won the Glauber Rocha Award, granted by the foreign press accredited to the festival and sponsored by Prensa Latina, while it won a special mention of the Pangea Award, from the Agrarian University of Havana.

The Chilean filmography was also felt in the prelude to the awarding of the Corales, the top prize of the event, with the work Malqueridas, by Tania Gilbert, which won the Martin Luther King Center Pathways Award and the Feisal (Federation of Schools and Image and Sound of Latin America).

But undoubtedly, the biggest winner of collateral awards in this edition was the Cuban film La mujer salvaje (The Wild Woman), by Alán González, which received the Mégano Award from the National Federation of Cuban Film Clubs, the Cine Plaza Award, the Cultural Circle Award from the Union of Cuban Journalists and the Súmate por una vida sin violencia (Join Us for a Life Without Violence) Award.

At the ceremony, held at the Taganana Hall of the Hotel Nacional, other winners were Eureka, by Argentina's Lisandro Alonso (Cuban Film Press Association Award), and Extraño Camino, by Guto Parente (Brazil).

This year, the Cibervoto, awarded by Internet users through the festival's website, went to several films, including Tótem , by Lila Avilés (Mexico, Denmark and France), Los animales más lindos y divertidos del mundo, by Renato Sircilli (Brazil), and La memoria infinita, by Maite Alberdi (Chile).


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